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Goldsmiths' College, Lewisham

Description: Goldsmiths' College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 March 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 203342

OS Grid Reference: TQ3653776864
OS Grid Coordinates: 536537, 176864
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4743, -0.0354

Location: Dixon Road, Lewisham, Greater London SE14 6NH

Locality: Lewisham
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE14 6NH

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Listing Text

(South-west Side)
Goldsmiths' College
TQ 3676 7/D15

Front section 1844 by John Shaw. 3 storeys, 16 windows. English
Renaissance style. Red brick with stone dressings, ie rusticated quoins,
entablature with modillion cornice, coping to parapet, guilloche moulded
2nd floor band, door and window dressings. Moulded architraves, those on
ground and 1st floor eared, to sash windows with glazing bars. Cornices
and bracketed cills to 2nd floor windows, cornices also to ground floor
windows resting on string; wall below stone faced. Wide recessed side
entrances, under bracketed entablatures, have modern windows. Main entrance
on axis has modern glazed double doors beneath older glazing which fills
head of 2-storey round arch with moulded architrave, impost blocks and
scrolled keystone; the whole framed in Doric order with attached columns
and lions' heads in frieze above. Inscription: "GOLDSMITH'S COLLEGE" between.
Small round windows in spandrels. Achievement of arms on tablet above
entrance. Long returns in similar style have rusticated pilasters at
intervals; and numerous extensions and additions. Garden front of back
building 1905, neo-classical style. 3 storeys. Projecting 5-bay centre
and 1-bay links to 3-bay outer wings. Red brick with stone dressings, ie
frieze and cornice, parapet coping and balustraded centre to parapet.
4 tall pilasters, resting on stone-faced ground floor, define middle bays
and support enriched entablature. Round windows on 2nd floor; 1st floor
blank. Niche, on ground floor axis, framed in carved garlands, as are
2nd floor windows. Lunettes in 2nd floor of links. Other window sashes with
glazing bars under gauged brick arches with stone keys. Stone 1st floor band
supports rusticated quoins at angles, matching pilasters in end sections.
Entrances, 3rd bays from end, have 6-panel double doors under rectangular
fanlights with thick bars; all within eared architrave with triple keystone.

Listing NGR: TQ3653776864

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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